So I have a 1972 27' Overlander I have completely gutted with just a few elevator bolts (probably a few hidden rivets left) and the front plate holding the shell on tight. After asking the community whether or not to lift the shell and reading the pros and cons and what not I've decided to pick her up into the heavens. But before
I do that, I have a few questions for those who might want to lend a hand answering.
- should I patch the exterior skin where holes such as the AC and old roof top antenna and other existing holes?
- Make it water tight and have the window seated in the shell for support? ( i figured taking them out would lighten the load ) also by water tight have the windows cleaned and new gaskets etc.
-*Bracing the shell* - so I have read on a few Full Monty shell lift threads and see some people brace the inner shell and some don't. I know it will surely make things heavier bracing the shell but is it necessary to do so?
- Once the shell is lifted and set down what is the proper way to sit it on the ground. i plan on flipping the frame so i will have to move the gantry set up and have her sitting some how.
I know all these things must be done sooner or later and the answers are within these threads but sometimes they are tricky to narrow down. thanks y'all!!